Fashion and accessories – Runner-Up 2019

Military Motorcycle Jacket

from Anneke Forbes

Made in Calgary

$1,190 and up  @annekeforbes

Inspired by a family member who was a motorcycle messenger during the Second World War, Anneke Forbes designed her military motorcycle jacket with heirloom use and family history in mind. The jacket is available in ready-to-wear sizes extra-small through extra-large, but because Forbes makes each one by hand, she can customize to fit clients exactly. Interested customers can get a fitting, choose from 61 colours of suede, 133 colours of lining, six colours of hardware and even 15 styles of zipper tabs. The incredible attention to detail and craftsmanship in each handmade piece is what puts this jacket above others. The buttery-soft suede helps, too.

Photograph: Jared Sych   |   Writer: Amber McLinden

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